I can't believe that this is the last day of September! Summer is for all extents and purposes over. Yes, we will continue to have remarkably beautiful weather. Yes we will continue to spend much of our days out of doors, but the signs of change are in the air. People that i have never seen dressed in anything but shorts and tank tops are now sporting jeans and sweatshirts. It is dark enough at suppertime that once more lit candles grace the dinner table. There is talk of bonfires, stone soup and s'mores instead of swimming expeditions.
|Dinners ready! Good food, candlelight and candles|
Last night's storm took down the rest of our sun chokes, damm! They had really just come into full bloom, almost a month and a half later than predicted. We really did not intend to harvest them until after the first frost, but i think if they don't have any leaves left that we should harvest them early. I guess this is what i get for planting what is a forest verge plant in the middle of an unprotected sunny river bank. I already had planned to move them to the fence line behind the boat yard as they had grown much taller and bushier than anticipated.
|Blown down by wind and rain, they were almost to the roof!|
Our good friends Chris and Shannon adopted a boat kitty this past weekend, Chuck, a beautiful, three month old ball of solid black fur, energy and boundless curiosity. He and Magellan are learning to be friends.
|curiosity doesn't kill...|
|hmm, who are you?|
There is so much more that i wanted to do this summer. How did i let it slip away?